If you haven’t had a chance to see The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest, then make sure you put it on your “to do” list. The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest tells the remarkable story of George Mallory, whose famous reply to a reporter’s question about his reason for wanting to climb Everest (“Because it’s there”) has inspired generations of adventurers. Mallory was a passionate and complex man, torn between two overwhelming and competing loves: his wife and the mountain that ultimately took his life.
In 1999, renowned American mountaineer Conrad Anker made a discovery that reverberated around the globe. High in Mount Everest’s “death zone,” he found the body of George Mallory—75 years after the British explorer mysteriously vanished during his attempt to become the first man to summit the world’s tallest peak.
Told through the poignant and evocative letters between Mallory and his beloved Ruth, the film combines previously unseen archival photos, specially restored film footage and dramatization with the present-day story of Anker’s expedition to tell the tale of the quest to conquer Everest and the compelling longing for home. In this, Anker’s story parallels Mallory’s in a tale of obsession as relevant today as it was in 1924.
To celebrate the world premiere of The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest at Clark Planetarium, we have some upcoming events where you will have the opportunity to win gift packages, show tickets and a chance to meet Conrad Anker. Stay tuned for more information.
The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest plays in the ATK IMAX® Theatre at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. daily and 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday. View the trailer and buy tickets on our website. Check out some of the film reviews by American Way Magazine and Examiner.com